My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Spencer County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

MATHEW DOYLE, when a small boy came with his parents to the United States from Ireland. He remained at home working on the farm until attaining his majority, In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as an 100-days’ man. After receiving his discharge he returned home, and resumed farming, at which he has since continued with the exception of one year, when he was in Iowa and Minnesota, employed as an insurance agent. September 22, 1869, he was united in marriage with Lou Hancock, a native of Spencer County, Ind., to whom four children were born, two of whom, Oscar and Anna, are living. Mrs. Doyle died October 6, 1876, and on June 22, 1883, he was again married to Mamie Rue, a native of Floyd County, Ind. One child—Walter—has been born to this union. Mr. Doyle has a good farm, and is one of the enterprising men of the county. He was born October 6, 1840, being the third son in a family of five sons and one daughter in the family of Martin and Catharine (Norton) Doyle. His father followed the business of farming in his native country until 1848, when, with his family, he removed to America, locating in Harrison County, Ind. He remained in that county six years. He then came to Spencer County, after stopping one year in Floyd County. His death occurred in February, 1865. His wife died the year previous, in January.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 344 biographies included in The History of Spencer County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Spencer County, Indiana History and Genealogy

View additional Spencer County, Indiana family biographies here: Spencer County, Indiana Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.